To the Editor: I read about the rescue at Yellowstone Falls in the July 26 edition of The Smoky Mountain…
To the Editor: This is in response to Mr. Paul Strop’s letter from the June 7 issue. There is a…
To the Editor: On behalf of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank those who helped to…
To the Editor: The recent accident involving a state trooper and the elderly couple near Balsam was a tragedy for…
To the Editor: Dear Mission Health, I saw your full page ad in the July 19 issue of The Smoky…
My mom loved fresh flowers. It was a fun routine for my dad, sister and I to pick up a…
Nearly a century old, the aging Cullowhee Dam is at a crossroads — with risk of failure increasing, Western Carolina…
While Western North Carolina is still in the thick of summer 2017, the Haywood County Master Gardeners are already looking…
The team of skilled volunteers that organized the mission to connect with the next generation of park users during the…
The harvest is rolling in, and Haywood Gleaners is looking for volunteers to help get the leftovers from the field…
For the first time in 10 years, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is operating a career development center aimed…
My family and I were in the Rock Hill, S.C.-Charlotte area a few weeks back to visit my sister and…
If you are one of those people who thinks that the 1960s hippie culture was only about sex, drugs and…
Free medical, dental, eye and veterinarian services will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis Aug. 2-10 in Bryson City and Hayesville.
Praying in public has never been something politicians in Swain County have shied away from and it’s unlikely the recent court ruling will change that ritual anytime soon.
Within recent memory, public prayer hasn’t been part of official meetings of the Jackson County or Sylva boards of commissioners.
With all the controversy and uncertainty about the right and wrong way to do it, the town and county governments in Macon County err on the side of caution when it comes to praying at meetings.
Just days after an important ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on legislator-led prayer, Haywood County and its municipalities quickly moved to comply with the specifics of the ruling, but fell dramatically short in complying with the general…
Public prayer in government has long been a contentious issue, but a recent court ruling has North Carolina municipalities scrambling to comply with both the letter and the spirit of the law while awaiting the challenges and changes that will…
The Cherokee of Jerry Wolfe’s early memory is a different place than the Qualla Boundary of today. Wolfe, 93, remembers hills covered in farmland rather than forest, cleared by hand to keep the trees from encroaching on slopes families coaxed…
Jackson County will have enough candidates running to fill the seats available following an extended sign-up period for the Webster Town Council.
Councilmember Teresa McCoy, of Big Cove, has announced her intention to run for vice chief in the special election that Tribal Council approved July 27.
After months in limbo, the fate of Cherokee’s vacant vice chief seat has been decided — following a narrow vote from Tribal Council, a special election will be held to fill the office.
Like bubbles bobbing atop bathwater, the sectors of Haywood County’s economy are separate but often attached to each other in ways not always readily seen. Although all the bubbles ebb and swell independently of each other, they also rise and…
As Republicans in Congress attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and Mission Health threatens to cancel its contract with the largest health insurance provider in Western North Carolina, thousands of people are wondering whether they will be covered and…
If Mission Health doesn’t strike a deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina by October, the health system may be pushing more Western North Carolina employers to sign up for its own health care plan — Healthy State…
The continuing saga of the Haywood County Republican Party’s attempts to deal with a troublesome member of an antagonistic faction will take a dramatic turn this week, one way or the other.
Residents in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District will soon have a few opportunities to reach out to their congressman and his staff on the health care issue.
It’s 12:15 p.m. Sunday. On a normal weekend, Tipping Point Brewing in downtown Waynesville would have been open for 45…
Happy birthday, Captain Trips. On this day (Aug. 1) some 75 years ago, Jerome Garcia was born in San Francisco.…
A year after a surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor was deemed successful, Western Carolina University Chancellor David Belcher announced that the cancer is back.
Haywood County Deputies with the assistance of the Maggie Valley Police Department K9 arrested Brandy Marie Grogan, 35, Thursday evening along Dellwood Road.
Anthony Scott Price, 29, of Waynesville, was stopped by Waynesville Police Officer Tyler Howell at 2:30 a.m. after driving erratically on Russ Avenue.
To the Editor: We all wish Sen. John McCain a speedy recovery. Sen. Mitch McConnell kindly delayed the vote on…
To the Editor: Scott McLeod hit the proverbial nail directly on its head July 12th in his assessment of our…
To the Editor: As a proud Great Lakes kid, I am so pleased that Franklin Town Council and Macon County…
Edisto Beach, South Carolina – I will never forget the pictures. The day after Hurricane Matthew plowed through — and…
We got to the stop sign at the bottom of our mountain in our fully loaded truck — bikes, camping…
By Kurt J. Volker • Contributing Writer In a sense, Warren and Phil Drake and Warren’s wife Ronda have created their…
Forty-one years have gone into making Dogwood Crafters Cooperative of Dillsboro the successful business it is today. And the co-op…
In my last review, I mentioned the need to reduce a pile of books I’d read, all of them, new…
Trying to answer that question, the first source I resorted to was, of course, the Oxford English Dictionary. Therein I…
An algal bloom observed in the Tuckasegee arm of Fontana Lake during late June continues to develop, prompting the N.C.…
The Nantahala National Forest is reviewing a proposal from Duke Energy that would allow the company to upgrade its electrical…
A Solar Eclipse Education Program at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will turn high school students into experts…
The number of Haywood County beekeepers is on the rise, and a new honey extraction facility is now available for…
The attraction between people and waterfalls is nothing new, with a couple waterfall deaths per year typical between the Great…
The 911 call, coming from a gorge cut high in the Balsam Mountains, was nearly unintelligible. When the connection ended five minutes later, Haywood County Emergency Management was left with two important facts: somebody had fallen from a waterfall, and…
Swain County residents recently crowded a room to voice their dissatisfaction with the internet and cell service they are — or aren’t — receiving from Frontier Communications.
For many Swain County residents, waiting until 2020 in hopes Frontier Communications will be able to provide them with any kind of broadband internet service is not a realistic option.
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